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Chinese Aircraft Carriers: Updates & Discussions

Discussion in 'China & Asia Pacific' started by Hembo, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Hellfire

    Hellfire Devil's Advocate THINKER

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    Put up a source for the claim. There was a pic of Russian Admiral Kuznetsov in similar circumstances.
     
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    Hong Kong people visiting AC 16

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    This shows that carrier is serving for what it is built.
    PLAN serving its peoples....

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    Actually, this pic was saved by me a year ago (date reflected in pic) but Admiral Kuznetsov met with this scenario last year in October'16.
    That's all the source I have.
    That time one of the Chinese defender said that its the smoke shield feature of their ACC.
     
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    AC 001A test the power system

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    http://www.popsci.com/he-next-generation-chinas-carrier-borne-fighter-flying-shark-takes-to-skies


    In September 2016, images of an upgraded J-15, the "J-15A", emerged on the Internet, showing significant upgrades to its engines and flight performance. The plane makes use of domestically produced WS-10H turbofan engines, distinguished by a squarish, silver afterburner nozzle. While some J-15 prototypes were fitted with WS-10 turbofan engines, all production J-15s presently operating off the Liaoning aircraft carrier use the Russian AL-31 turbofan (which has a dark-colored afterburner nozzle). If future J-15As use the WS-10H as a power plant, it would indicate a triumph for China's emerging aviation engine industry, which has long been a weakness. Another likely upgrade is the installation of an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, which has improved resolution, multi-target ability, and resistance to jamming.

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    FROM BELOW

    Here, we can get a closer look at the J-15A's strengthened landing gear, especially the extender on the nosewheel, which is several times thicker compared to the piece on the older, ski ramp-launched J-15s.

    Andreas Rupprecht

    However, perhaps the most significant evident upgrade is the reinforced landing gear on theJ-15A's nosewheel, with the extender in particular much larger. Strengthening the nosewheel is necessary for the plane to operate on carriers with catapults; the catapult's aircraft launch bar pulls the J-15 by its nosewheel when the carrier catapult accelerates the fighter during takeoff. Also, the holdback bar needs to be attached to the rear of the nosewheel prior to catapult launch, in order to prevent premature movement.

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    THE FUTURE OF CHINESE FLATTOPS

    This fan art of the current and next five Chinese aircraft carriers is actually based off of models from an official PLAN exhibition in 2014. It shows the Liaoning, the under-construction CV-17, and the next four catapult-equipped aircraft carriers (conventionally powered CV-18 and CV-19, and nuclear powered CV-20 and CV-21). Needless to say, despite their official inspirations, future Chinese aircraft carriers could differ in many ways from these drawings.

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    While neither the Liaoning nor China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, the CV-17, have catapults, China's third or fourth aircraft carrier would likely possess them, with the J-15's new upgrade a further indicator of such plans. A catapult launch capability would be significant. It would give the J-15 additional range and payload, but more importantly, it means the ships could also carry fixed wing Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEWC), cargo/tanker and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) aircraft, which require catapults to launch. Larger AEWC and ASW aircraft, compared to the Liaoning's current helicopter fleet, would not just increase the combat power of the J-15s, but of the entire Chinese carrier group.
     
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    Chinese catapult test facility

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    The rest of the test compound...
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    Breakthrough to power most advanced jet launch system on China’s second home-grown aircraft carrier

    Military chiefs have given green light for new integrated propulsion system capable of powering electromagnetic catapults, experts say
    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/dipl...ower-most-advanced-jet-launch-system#comments

    PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 November, 2017, 7:36pm
    UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 November, 2017, 11:47pm



    The development of the integrated propulsion system (IPS) would allow the vessel to be more efficient, allowing more power for an electromagnetic catapult, rather than a less technologically advanced steam-driven catapult launch system, the sources said.

    China’s first two carriers, the Liaoning and its sister ship, the Type 001A, are conventionally powered vessels equipped with Soviet-designed ski-jump launch systems.

    But an electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) on the Type 002, China’s second home-grown aircraft carrier, would mean less wear and tear on the planes and allow more aircraft to be launched in a shorter time than the ski and steam-catapult systems.

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    According to a source close to the People’s Liberation Army, China’s Central Military Commission was keen to use EMALS on the Type 002.

    “[But] the obstacle … was whether a conventionally powered carrier would be able to support EMALS, and now that problem has been solved,” the person, who is close to the PLA’s equipment department, told the South China Morning Post.

    The solution was provided by a team led by China’s top naval engineer Rear Admiral Ma Weiming, which developed a medium-voltage, direct-current transmission network to replace an earlier system based on alternating current.

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    As a result, the CMC, which is chaired by President Xi Jinping, has said the development of the Type 002, which had long been delayed, would get under way “soon”, the source said.

    Wang Ping, an expert in military technology at the Institute of Electrical Engineering under the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, said the innovative design meant that high-energy consuming launch systems and weapons could now be used on a vessel driven by conventional power.

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    “It wasn’t just a simple switch from alternating to direct current, but a complete overhaul of the energy supply and distribution system – from steam boilers to the energy storage device,” he said.

    Wang added that in the future, the same technology could be used to launch not just aircraft, but also missiles and satellites, and maybe even power high-speed trains.

    Hong Kong bids farewell to Chinese warships as Liaoning aircraft carrier ends maiden port call

    A naval expert close to the carrier project confirmed that the CMC was now planning to proceed with the new power option.

    “China doesn’t need to copy the United States and use nuclear reactors to support EMALS and other energy-hungry weapons on the ship, because it now has more advanced technologies to solve the problem,” the naval expert said.

    In battle to control sea and air, how do China’s aircraft carriers stack up against other nations?

    The use of new power systems on the Type 002 is in line with the goals set out in Xi’s work report delivered at last month’s national Communist Party congress that China’s military should modernise by 2035 and become a top-ranked force by 2050.

    Mainland Chinese to get chance to tour nation’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning

    “China now has mature technologies … [and] the PLA is narrowing the gap with the US,” the naval expert said.

    He added that the US used an integrated propulsion system on its first USS Zumwalt-class destroyer, which was launched in 2013, but that it was not as advanced as the second-generation technology developed by Ma and his team.



    In March, Ma, who is based at the PLA Naval University of Engineering in the central China city of Wuhan, told state broadcaster CCTV that the “ultimate aim” of his work on the IPS technology was to “solve the problem of deploying high-energy weapons” from ships.

    Liaoning: everything you need to know about China’s first aircraft carrier

    He also said on the sidelines of the annual National People’s Congress in Beijing that China’s EMALS technology was more advanced and more reliable than the system used on the nuclear-powered USS Gerald Ford supercarrier.

    The world’s largest and most expensive super warship – and the first to use both EMALS and advanced arresting gear – completed its maiden arrested landing and launch operation in late July, a week after its commission to the US Navy.

    Additional reporting by Stephen Chen




    This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as: New carrier to use ‘breakthrough’ launch system
     
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    Chinese J-15 has been successfully carried out thousands of electromagnetic ejection test

    http://www.armystar.com/wqzb/201711/60216.html

    Chinese Navy Major General Yin Zhuo said in an interview with CCTV, the Chinese Navy J-15 carrier-based aircraft has been successfully carried out thousands of electromagnetic ejection test.

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    Chinese new type-901 supply ship and CV 16

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